State of the Oceans — Log 43

State of the Oceans — Log 43

A new study warns that carbon emissions could trigger a mass extinction in the oceans and researchers unveil a biodegradable plastic made from cactus.

State of the Oceans — Log 42

State of the Oceans — Log 42

Temporary fishing bans could be the best way to protect the world’s fish stocks while still providing the world with enough to eat, according to a new study.

State of the Oceans — Log 41

State of the Oceans — Log 41

Scientists discover a new form of plastic pollution, film a giant squid, find wild coral eating plastic and graphically show how our world is heating up.

State of the Oceans — Log 40

State of the Oceans — Log 40

The movement gathers momentum as new plastic bag bans are announced, and biologists record rare north Pacific right whale songs for the first time.

State of the Oceans — Log 39

State of the Oceans — Log 39

Canada moves to ban both single-use plastics and the captivity of whales and dolphins, as US special forces deploy to save coral reefs.

State of the Oceans — Log 38

State of the Oceans — Log 38

New research shows microplastics are common even in deep waters, the US government acts on ocean acidification and why you should never cruise.

State of the Oceans — Log 37

State of the Oceans — Log 37

One of the greatest mysteries about coral reefs has finally been solved, high-tech solutions to whale entanglements, and how students can influence their parents.

State of the Oceans — Log 36

State of the Oceans — Log 36

The importance of mangroves, how plastic impacts ocean bacteria, new findings about Right Whales and a really good reason to protect the deep sea.

State of the Oceans — SPECIAL

State of the Oceans — SPECIAL

The last seven days have brought unprecedented news and action on plastic pollution, so we've dedicated this week's update exclusively to the issue.

State of the Oceans — Special

State of the Oceans — Special

A new UN report warns that 1 million species are at risk of extinction. In this special edition of State of the Oceans, we unpack the findings and look at solutions.

State of the Oceans — Log 33

State of the Oceans — Log 33

Seaweed capsules, a styrofoam ban in Maine, sunscreen vs coral, rising water bottle sales and new protections for Canada’s marine environment.

State of the Oceans — Log 32

State of the Oceans — Log 32

Researchers start tracking plastic in the Indian Ocean, a tribe on the US west coast is feeding starving orca whales and the Greenland Ice Sheet is breaking up.

State of the Oceans — Log 31

State of the Oceans — Log 31

Climate change is affecting sea turtles, microplastics are airborne, North Atlantic right whales are breeding and scientists want to protect 30% of the oceans.

State of the Oceans — Log 30

State of the Oceans — Log 30

Researchers have discovered two new species of cold-water coral, and supermarkets are experimenting with banana-leaf packaging.

State of the Oceans — Log 29

State of the Oceans — Log 29

The restoration of forests and coasts can tackle climate change and the mass extinction of species, say campaigners.

State of the Oceans — Log 28

State of the Oceans — Log 28

Jellyfish provide crucial habitats for developing fish, the world’s fastest shark is facing extinction and coal is now more expensive than solar and wind.

The Poop Loop

The Poop Loop

Ocean lovers, we implore you to go forth and fertilize the global consciousness by talking about whale poop. Here are your talking points.

State of the Oceans — Log 27

State of the Oceans — Log 27

A US judge has halted hundreds of drilling projects in Wyoming, and researchers learn more about the mysterious ‘blob’ in the Pacific Ocean.